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ADDRESSING THE ROOT CAUSES OF VIOLENT CRIMES AND TRAFFIC FATALITIES

Editorial
Posted by Editor (Wendy) on Apr 13 2016 at 3:00 PM
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Since 2013, there has been over eleven hundred road fatalities and over two thousand Jamaicans murdered, which either means that as a society, we place little value on life or for whatever reasons we have become a land or recklessness that characterizes how we conduct our daily lives.  Either way, it can only be described as devastating to our country.

So what is driving this madness?  Firstly, it is obvious that we ore suffering from a demand - supply situation, where the ratio between public passenger vehicles and passengers must be the highest in the world, which results in a daily rat race to make a decent living.

Secondly, we are becoming the murder capital of the world to a large extent because of our inability to resolve conflicts, today, you can lose your life for the simplest of things as it is obvious that people are finding it more and more difficult to cope with their responsibilities of life, so at some point we have to draw the line and address the glaring root causes of this massive waste of human lives in this country, which will eventually lead to an apocalypse.

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